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Jul 3, 2011 11:41 AM

Anybody have a good chimichurri recipe they can rec...

Looking to match some of the flavors I get when I'm down in the Miami area from time to time with a good chimichurri sauce for some beef. Does anyone have a really good recipe you've used and had success with you could recommmend?

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  1. Mine is:
    1 bunch destemmed flat leaf parsley
    6 peeled garlic cloves
    1/2 cup OO
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    3 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
    1/2 tsp. cayenne
    1/2 tsp. salt
    I whack the garlic first in my handy little chopper, then stuff in all the leaves, and add the other ingredients and whack it again.

    3 Replies
    1. re: Veggo

      Do you find it better to serve right away, a few hours after, or the next day?

      1. re: picklelicious

        Same day is the best by far, though it lasts 5 days or more. I chill it for an hour or so, but not so much that it thickens because of the OO. On the second day and beyond, take it out of the fridge an hour before serving.

        1. re: Veggo

          Veggo, I used your recipe and it was very well received. I think the balsamic may be a slight variation from most of the recipes I saw, but I used a very good balsamic vinegar, and I was quite pleased with the results.

    2. chimichurri is might also want to try an onion pebre (search Chowhound for my post recipe).

      1. i do it with cilantro

        bunch of cilantro
        5 crushed or pressed garlic cloves
        2-3 tblspoons red wine /champagne vinegar (or to taste)
        1.25 cups o/o

        lots of bread!

        1. I don't have exact portions but people go nuts for my chimi:

          Equal parts parsley and cilantro.
          EVOO, Wine Vinegar and Lime Juice.
          Garlic and jalapeno, S+P to taste, and a little paprika.

          It's best after it's sat for an hour or so.

          1. I use parsley, fresh oregano or marjoram, a little fresh mint if I have it, along with garlic, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, s & p. Basically a garlic vinaigrette with lots of herbage.